Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Microsoft Excel skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Excel over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Excel
UK > England
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 56 42
Rank change year-on-year -6 -14 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 3360 3629 4428
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.54% 3.73% 4.27%
As % of the Applications category 39.78% 40.33% 41.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2080 2200 2739
England median daily rate £370 £350 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% -5.15% +5.43%
10th Percentile £163 £163 £178
90th Percentile £593 £530 £550
UK median daily rate £363 £350 £358
% change year-on-year +3.57% -2.23% +5.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 292 296
England median hourly rate £19.00 £17.63 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.80% +10.16% -
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.50 £9.69
90th Percentile £40.25 £38.75 £41.62
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +8.57% +9.38% +3.23%

Microsoft Excel is in the Software Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 8447 8998 10735
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.91% 9.25% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5189 5282 6318
England median daily rate £355 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.43% - +4.48%
10th Percentile £146 £150 £154
90th Percentile £575 £525 £538
UK median daily rate £350 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 694 880 1027
England median hourly rate £15.53 £16.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.91% +4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.29 £9.78
90th Percentile £35.00 £40.50 £36.70
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £16.15 £15.75
% change year-on-year -4.02% +2.54% +5.00%

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Microsoft Excel as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel within the England region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -11 1729 £420 +9.59% 168
South East -3 719 £300 -3.23% 48
North of England -1 332 £325 -4.41% 76
Midlands -4 237 £330 +10.00% 44
West Midlands +1 165 £325 +8.33% 29
South West -24 163 £355 +13.60% 27
Yorkshire +8 159 £297 -12.00% 38
East of England -31 159 £308 -5.38% 33
North West -3 147 £325 -10.34% 32
East Midlands -18 72 £388 +55.00% 14
North East +12 26 £300 -10.45% 6
Microsoft Excel
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Excel also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 1279 (38.07%) Microsoft
2 1157 (34.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1112 (33.10%) Finance
4 867 (25.80%) Microsoft Office
5 822 (24.46%) SQL
6 727 (21.64%) Analytical Skills
7 606 (18.04%) Project Management
8 587 (17.47%) VBA
9 443 (13.18%) Agile Software Development
10 436 (12.98%) Banking
11 434 (12.92%) MS Visio
12 421 (12.53%) SQL Server
13 389 (11.58%) Microsoft Project
14 365 (10.86%) SharePoint
15 363 (10.80%) Business Intelligence
16 352 (10.48%) PMO
17 348 (10.36%) Data Analysis
18 345 (10.27%) Degree
19 331 (9.85%) Windows
20 318 (9.46%) Stakeholder Management
21 300 (8.93%) Analytics
22 258 (7.68%) C#
23 246 (7.32%) PRINCE2
24 228 (6.79%) Oracle
25 226 (6.73%) Migration
26 217 (6.46%) SAP
27 210 (6.25%) Telecoms
27 210 (6.25%) Security Cleared
28 203 (6.04%) .NET
29 198 (5.89%) Spreadsheet

Microsoft Excel
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 365 (10.86%) SharePoint
2 108 (3.21%) SAS
3 52 (1.55%) CMS
4 35 (1.04%) Confluence
5 25 (0.74%) Skype for Business
6 23 (0.68%) MS Exchange
7 21 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
8 14 (0.42%) IIS
9 13 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
10 12 (0.36%) Documentum
10 12 (0.36%) MS Project Server
11 11 (0.33%) IBM Notes
12 8 (0.24%) Apache
12 8 (0.24%) WebSphere
13 7 (0.21%) Apache Spark
14 6 (0.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 6 (0.18%) BizTalk Server
14 6 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2010
15 5 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2007
16 4 (0.12%) nginx
Applications
1 1157 (34.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 867 (25.80%) Microsoft Office
3 434 (12.92%) MS Visio
4 389 (11.58%) Microsoft Project
5 198 (5.89%) Spreadsheet
6 20 (0.60%) Photoshop
7 16 (0.48%) SPSS
8 12 (0.36%) InfoPath
9 11 (0.33%) Acrobat
9 11 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
10 10 (0.30%) Adobe Captivate
11 9 (0.27%) Stata
12 7 (0.21%) AutoCAD
13 5 (0.15%) InDesign
13 5 (0.15%) RoboHelp
13 5 (0.15%) Snagit
14 4 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 4 (0.12%) Maya
15 2 (0.060%) Revit
16 1 (0.030%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 43 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
3 15 (0.45%) Markit EDM
4 12 (0.36%) SAP FI
5 11 (0.33%) Maximo
5 11 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
6 10 (0.30%) SAP CO
6 10 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
6 10 (0.30%) SAP GRC
7 9 (0.27%) Primavera
7 9 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
7 9 (0.27%) WebTrends
8 8 (0.24%) Adobe Campaign
8 8 (0.24%) Cognos TM1
8 8 (0.24%) SAP ERP
8 8 (0.24%) SAP IS-U
9 7 (0.21%) FastStats
10 6 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
10 6 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
10 6 (0.18%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 108 (3.21%) Office 365
2 40 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (1.01%) Google Analytics
4 25 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
5 22 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
6 18 (0.54%) Adobe Analytics
7 17 (0.51%) Google Drive
8 16 (0.48%) SaaS
9 13 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
10 12 (0.36%) G Suite
11 8 (0.24%) IBM Blueworks
11 8 (0.24%) SuccessFactors
12 7 (0.21%) AdWords
12 7 (0.21%) Silverpop
12 7 (0.21%) Slack
13 6 (0.18%) Google Tag Manager
13 6 (0.18%) IaaS
13 6 (0.18%) OneDrive
13 6 (0.18%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 5 (0.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (1.70%) Internet
2 53 (1.58%) WAN
3 50 (1.49%) LAN
4 40 (1.19%) TCP/IP
5 35 (1.04%) Firewall
6 33 (0.98%) VPN
7 31 (0.92%) Skype
8 23 (0.68%) SMS
9 20 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
10 18 (0.54%) Ethernet
11 17 (0.51%) Wireless
12 15 (0.45%) Intranet
12 15 (0.45%) Remote Desktop
12 15 (0.45%) VoIP
13 14 (0.42%) Cisco IOS
13 14 (0.42%) DHCP
14 13 (0.39%) DNS
15 12 (0.36%) Cisco Nexus
15 12 (0.36%) Radio Access Network
16 11 (0.33%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 421 (12.53%) SQL Server
2 141 (4.20%) MS Access
3 133 (3.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 127 (3.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 125 (3.72%) Power BI
6 120 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
7 73 (2.17%) Relational Database
8 69 (2.05%) BusinessObjects
9 59 (1.76%) QlikView
10 57 (1.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 53 (1.58%) Big Data
12 43 (1.28%) PowerPivot
13 39 (1.16%) Oracle Database
14 36 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
15 31 (0.92%) OLAP
16 29 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
17 28 (0.83%) Data Mining
17 28 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
17 28 (0.83%) SAS Enterprise Guide
18 25 (0.74%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 104 (3.10%) JIRA
2 30 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 25 (0.74%) Cucumber
3 25 (0.74%) Selenium
3 25 (0.74%) Visual Studio
4 18 (0.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 17 (0.51%) SpecFlow
6 14 (0.42%) Subversion
7 13 (0.39%) JMeter
8 11 (0.33%) Git (software)
8 11 (0.33%) Jenkins
9 7 (0.21%) Maven
10 6 (0.18%) LoadRunner
11 5 (0.15%) JUnit
11 5 (0.15%) Toad
12 4 (0.12%) Dreamweaver
12 4 (0.12%) Eclipse
12 4 (0.12%) ERwin
12 4 (0.12%) Jasmine
12 4 (0.12%) Oracle APEX
General
1 1112 (33.10%) Finance
2 436 (12.98%) Banking
3 210 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 191 (5.68%) Front Office
5 181 (5.39%) Marketing
6 139 (4.14%) Retail
7 136 (4.05%) Investment Banking
8 111 (3.30%) Legal
9 67 (1.99%) Manufacturing
10 46 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
11 45 (1.34%) Advertising
12 44 (1.31%) Billing
13 43 (1.28%) Back Office
14 40 (1.19%) Law
15 39 (1.16%) Retail Banking
16 36 (1.07%) Electronics
17 29 (0.86%) Financial Institution
18 27 (0.80%) Mandarin Language
19 21 (0.63%) German Language
20 18 (0.54%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1286 (38.27%) Analyst
2 472 (14.05%) Developer
3 352 (10.48%) Data Analyst
4 278 (8.27%) Business Analyst
5 212 (6.31%) Project Manager
6 155 (4.61%) Coordinator
7 144 (4.29%) Administrator
8 117 (3.48%) Project Coordinator
9 116 (3.45%) Consultant
10 109 (3.24%) PMO Analyst
11 106 (3.15%) VBA Developer
12 97 (2.89%) C# Developer
13 83 (2.47%) Report Analyst
13 83 (2.47%) SQL Developer
14 82 (2.44%) Junior
15 81 (2.41%) Excel Developer
16 79 (2.35%) SQL Analyst
17 77 (2.29%) Excel Analyst
18 72 (2.14%) Financial Analyst
19 70 (2.08%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 203 (6.04%) .NET
2 119 (3.54%) XML
3 99 (2.95%) HTML
4 62 (1.85%) CSS
5 60 (1.79%) .NET Framework
6 56 (1.67%) Web Services
7 37 (1.10%) REST
8 28 (0.83%) ASP.NET
9 24 (0.71%) jQuery
10 21 (0.63%) MDX
10 21 (0.63%) WinForms
11 20 (0.60%) HTML5
12 15 (0.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 15 (0.45%) JSON
12 15 (0.45%) STL
12 15 (0.45%) WPF
13 14 (0.42%) Entity Framework
13 14 (0.42%) SOAP
14 13 (0.39%) COM
14 13 (0.39%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 727 (21.64%) Analytical Skills
2 179 (5.33%) Management Information System
3 95 (2.83%) Derivative
3 95 (2.83%) Fixed Income
4 84 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 55 (1.64%) Data Centre
6 53 (1.58%) Computer Science
7 44 (1.31%) NHS
8 41 (1.22%) Data Structures
9 39 (1.16%) Credit Risk
9 39 (1.16%) Virtual Team
10 35 (1.04%) Equities
10 35 (1.04%) Market Risk
11 31 (0.92%) Data Protection Act
12 29 (0.86%) User Experience
13 28 (0.83%) Interest Rate Derivative
14 26 (0.77%) PMI
15 25 (0.74%) Social Media
16 23 (0.68%) e-Learning
17 22 (0.65%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 331 (9.85%) Windows
2 88 (2.62%) Windows 7
3 67 (1.99%) Windows 10
4 66 (1.96%) Unix
5 61 (1.82%) Linux
6 45 (1.34%) Windows Server
7 41 (1.22%) Android
8 36 (1.07%) Apple iOS
9 18 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (0.36%) Windows 8
12 11 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (0.30%) Solaris
14 9 (0.27%) Windows XP
15 8 (0.24%) Mac OS
15 8 (0.24%) Windows Server 2012
16 5 (0.15%) AIX
16 5 (0.15%) SUSE
16 5 (0.15%) Windows Vista
17 4 (0.12%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 606 (18.04%) Project Management
2 443 (13.18%) Agile Software Development
3 363 (10.80%) Business Intelligence
4 348 (10.36%) Data Analysis
5 318 (9.46%) Stakeholder Management
6 300 (8.93%) Analytics
7 246 (7.32%) PRINCE2
8 226 (6.73%) Migration
9 194 (5.77%) Risk Management
10 176 (5.24%) ITIL
11 171 (5.09%) Change Management
12 153 (4.55%) CRM
12 153 (4.55%) Data Modelling
13 149 (4.43%) User Acceptance Testing
14 147 (4.38%) Data Management
15 139 (4.14%) Business Analysis
16 132 (3.93%) Programme Management
17 120 (3.57%) Asset Management
17 120 (3.57%) Scrum
17 120 (3.57%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 822 (24.46%) SQL
2 587 (17.47%) VBA
3 258 (7.68%) C#
4 146 (4.35%) Python
5 101 (3.01%) VB
6 98 (2.92%) Java
7 95 (2.83%) T-SQL
8 93 (2.77%) C++
9 86 (2.56%) JavaScript
10 60 (1.79%) R
11 59 (1.76%) VB.NET
12 54 (1.61%) C
13 43 (1.28%) PowerShell
14 36 (1.07%) PL/SQL
15 33 (0.98%) VBScript
16 31 (0.92%) Perl
17 21 (0.63%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 20 (0.60%) SAS Macro
19 16 (0.48%) sed
20 15 (0.45%) AWK
Qualifications
1 345 (10.27%) Degree
2 210 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 134 (3.99%) SC Cleared
4 55 (1.64%) PMI Certification
5 48 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 44 (1.31%) ISEB
6 44 (1.31%) PMP
7 37 (1.10%) DV Cleared
8 30 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
9 29 (0.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 27 (0.80%) ISTQB
10 27 (0.80%) Numerate Degree
11 26 (0.77%) ACCA
11 26 (0.77%) CIMA
12 21 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 21 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
13 20 (0.60%) CTC Cleared
14 19 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
14 19 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
15 18 (0.54%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 352 (10.48%) PMO
2 166 (4.94%) QA
3 151 (4.49%) Data Quality
4 69 (2.05%) SLA
5 59 (1.76%) GDPR
6 32 (0.95%) MiFID
7 30 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 25 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 17 (0.51%) ISO 9001
10 16 (0.48%) Basel II
11 12 (0.36%) Solvency II
12 11 (0.33%) PCI DSS
13 9 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
14 8 (0.24%) IFRS
14 8 (0.24%) P3O
15 7 (0.21%) Def Stans
16 6 (0.18%) Actionable Recommendations
16 6 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
16 6 (0.18%) EMIR
16 6 (0.18%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 103 (3.07%) Active Directory
2 24 (0.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (0.48%) Hyper-V
4 8 (0.24%) Firmware
5 7 (0.21%) Docker
5 7 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 4 (0.12%) Veritas File System
7 4 (0.12%) VirtualBox
8 3 (0.089%) Cronacle
8 3 (0.089%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.060%) NFS
9 2 (0.060%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.030%) IAG
10 1 (0.030%) RACF
10 1 (0.030%) vSphere
10 1 (0.030%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 40 (1.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 21 (0.63%) SCCM
3 15 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
4 9 (0.27%) NetBackup
5 7 (0.21%) DatAdvantage
5 7 (0.21%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (0.21%) SCVMM
6 6 (0.18%) Ansible
6 6 (0.18%) Control-M
6 6 (0.18%) FortiGate
6 6 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.18%) Puppet
7 5 (0.15%) BladeLogic
8 4 (0.12%) CA Single Sign-On
8 4 (0.12%) SnapMirror
8 4 (0.12%) SnapVault
8 4 (0.12%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 3 (0.089%) AirWatch
9 3 (0.089%) Cacti
9 3 (0.089%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 1279 (38.07%) Microsoft
2 228 (6.79%) Oracle
3 217 (6.46%) SAP
4 130 (3.87%) Tableau
5 78 (2.32%) Google
6 76 (2.26%) Cisco
7 67 (1.99%) Adobe
8 63 (1.88%) HP
9 62 (1.85%) Salesforce.com
10 47 (1.40%) Remedy
11 46 (1.37%) Cognos
12 43 (1.28%) Citrix
13 41 (1.22%) Bloomberg
14 34 (1.01%) IBM
15 32 (0.95%) Workday
16 31 (0.92%) Reuters
17 30 (0.89%) ServiceNow
17 30 (0.89%) VMware
18 21 (0.63%) Dell
18 21 (0.63%) Red Hat